Alabama Genealogy

Alabama Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times in Alabama history.

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  • 1862 Alabama Salt List
    To understand the Alabama Salt Lists, one must first grasp the significance of Salt as a factor in the Civil War. To do this, the reader must transport himself back in time. Back to the period of the Civil War. Back to a time when life was much simpler and Salt was a definite necessity. To impoverished individuals and families, salt, a basic necessity of life, was extremely difficult to come by cheaply beginning in 1862. Alabama developed a system by which they purchased salt and distributed it to the poor directly, and others who could distribute it to the poor, in order that the people of Alabama would have sufficient salt for their usage. While doing this, Alabama developed lists of people who received the salt. This is such a list.
  • Distinguished Men, Women and Families of Franklin County, Alabama
  • Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama
    Being a list of names, compiled from authentic sources, of soldiers of the American Revolution, who resided in the state of Alabama.
  • History Timeline (In progress)
    This is a large history project that will supplement the genealogy information supplied by this website and help put your Alabama genealogy search into historic perspective.

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Biography of James M. Thompson

James M. Thompson, planter of Autaugaville, and ex-sheriff of Autauga county, Ala., was born in 1836 in the county named, a son of William N. and Cynthia A. (Manning) Thompson. The father was born in Wiltshire, Eng.., about 1789; was a man of great information, obtained after leaving school by constant reading, research, and observation in travel. During the war of 1812, between England and America, he was sent by his government on some public mission, and later drifted to Autauga county, where he married and engaged in farming for a number of years; he then, about 1830, moved to…

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Acker Family Bible

This Acker Family Bible is taken from a transcription on the microfilm in the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. Earnest J. ACKER Family Record Page 1 Births E. J. ACKER Feb 20 1879Eliza Josephine ROBERTS Oct 12th 1876Jeddi Davis ROBINSON March 21st 1893Joe William ACKER Oct 30th Sunday 1904Amy Lucile ACKER Jan 14 1907Claude Randal ACKER June 9th 1909Ernest George Davis ACKER Jan 12th 1913Carrie Pearl ACKER Dec 9th 1914Ollie and Ola ACKER June 4 1917  Deaths Carrie Pearl ACKER Apr 28 1917Ola ACKER Feb 2 1920Ollie ACKER Feb 3 1920  Marriage Certificate This is to certify that Earnest J.…

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Free Black Persons – 1850 Talladega County Alabama

This record features a comprehensive list of the identified free blacks living in Talladega County, Alabama, in 1850. The 1850 census incorporated free blacks into the standard census records, while enslaved individuals were accounted for in a separate slave census. Out of the 23 million individuals counted across the United States during the 1850 census, a mere 500,000 were recognized as free blacks.
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Biography of R. E. Wright

This article provides a biographical sketch of Capt. R. E. Wright, a planter in Barbour County, Alabama, who was born in Taliaferro County, Georgia, in 1838. The article notes that Capt. Wright’s father, John Wright, was a planter and a Freemason who opposed secession but nonetheless contributed five sons to the Confederate army during the Civil War. Capt. Wright himself fought in the war as a second-lieutenant in the Fifteenth regiment of Alabama infantry, was promoted to captain, and was wounded at the second Battle of Manassas. After the war, he worked as a teacher and farmer before embarking on…
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Biography of William A. Walker

This article is a biographical sketch of Dr. William A. Walker, a prominent physician and prosperous druggist in Bullock County, Alabama. Dr. Walker was born in Harris County, Georgia in 1832 and graduated from the State University of Georgia in 1850 before attending medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He returned to Georgia to practice medicine for three years before relocating to Perote, Alabama, where he built a successful medical practice and engaged in planting. During the Civil War, Dr. Walker served in the Confederate army and was wounded in several battles. He married Mary V. Pitts, daughter…
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Biography of David C. Turnipseed

This article provides a brief biography of David C. Turnipseed, a successful planter and fruit grower from Flora, Alabama who has passed away. He was born in 1846 and received his education at home and at the state university before the Civil War broke out. He married Orleania E. in 1877 and started his business with about $1,200 given by his father. Over time, he acquired over 5,000 acres and was known for his fruit-growing, experimenting with many varieties of fruits and vegetables. He was a thorough horticulturist and was well qualified for making a success of his undertaking. He…
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